Saturday, April 14, 2012

April Showers Bring Bright Blossoms!

Hello Stamp Friends!

Today I would like to share a card that I made using products that are available for purchase in the month of April. Then they won't be available again until the new catalog is live on June 1st. There are two items that are only available until April 30th. That's the Summer Smooches Decor Stencil & Designer Fabric Brads. They will not be available in the new catalog. For further details, check out the flyer on the left sidebar.

I started with the Island Indigo base and then used a 2" x 5 1/2" piece of both the polka dot Tangerine Tango DSP & Summer Smooches DSP. Then I used a 1 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Daffodil Delight and used the eyelet border on both sides. I then wrapped ribbon around and I attached the bow with glue dots. After running the Island Indigo through the Big Shot using the Designer Frames embossing folder, I then cut it out. I stamped the main image using markers and after stamping the little dotted flower, I punched it out using the 1/2" punch and attached it with a dimensional. I stamped the sentiment and punched it out using the Word Window punch and attached it to the background, which is Island Indigo card stock using the Modern Label punch. I put the sentiment on with a dimensional as well. Then I finished it off with two small rhinestones. What do you think? I love the colors! This DSP has to be my favorite! I'm so into Bright colors:)

Supplies Used-

Stamps: Bright Blossoms & Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango (from Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack) & Summer Smooches DSP

Ink: Markers: Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive & Daffodil Delight

Other: Big Shot & Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Punches (1/2” circle, Word Window, Modern Label & Eyelet Border), Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon, In-Color Designer Printed Brads, Basic Rhinestones & Stampin’ Dimensionals©



April 15th- Yes, tomorrow!!! The list of retired stamp sets will be released! You will have until May 30th to order these stamp sets before they will no longer be available.

April 25th- Stampin' Up! will release the list of Accessories that will be retiring from the current catalog. If there is something that you want, you should not wait to order. In the past, things have been known to sell out quick.


Thank you so much for coming by today and I hope you have a great weekend!


Monday, April 9, 2012

Blog Candy Winner!

Good Morning Stamp Friends!

I want to thank everyone who took the time to leave a comment. I really enjoyed reading them. I think we're all going to miss at least a couple of the In-colors that we'll be losing. Hopefully, we'll fall in love with the new In-Colors as well.

Here are the results from

The winner is Margaret! She said: "I too love those colors. I am a new demo, so I decided to buy a few pack of that paper. Those colors goes with so many of the DSP. Hate to see them go".

Congratulations Margaret on winning and joining the Stampin' Up! family. I've been a demo for 2 1/2 years and I've loved every minute of it:) Please click on "Contact Me" just under my blog banner and send me your mailing address, so I can get your stamp set out to you.

I will be back soon as I have a couple Easter cards I'd like to share, I was given a blog award, and I have a card to share using the new Bright Blossoms stamp set and Summer Smooches DSP. I LOVE this new DSP. If you've been following my blog, you know that I'm a BIG fan of the Brights color family.

I hope you all had a beautiful Easter. We took our 2 boys and dog to Chesapeake Beach. We couldn't have asked for a more gorgeous day here in Maryland. Today looks to be a lot like yesterday, though it's a bit windy this morning:)

Have a great day!!!


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Welcome & another Blog Candy Giveaway:)

Hello stamp friends!

I would like to apologize for my absense lately. I have been stamping, but was also busy getting all of my tax papers in order and finally had my taxes done last weekend. I'm so glad that's over with!

I have some good news to share. A few weeks ago, my friend and customer, TJ decided to take the plunge and she joined the Stampin' Up! family. TJ is my second recruit. I'm so excited that she will now be ble to attend the demo only events with our group:)

Welcome, TJ!!!

Last year, while at Convention... we received a stamp set for completeing all of our classes. It's called Workshop Words. I remembered there being a stamp in the set to welcome new recruits. I had also seen an adorable card when visiting Kay Kalthof's blog and decided to case it, but changed the sentiment to the one in the Workshop Words set as a Welcome card for TJ. Thank you Kay for sharing your beautiful work:)

Blog Candy Alert!!!

I know I had promised to do another blog candy giveaway for my birthday. Well, my birthday was the 24th, so I'm a bit late, but nevertheless I'm keeping my word! So for a chance to win this brand new clear-mount Afterthoughts stamp set, please leave a comment telling me how you feel about losing the 5 in-colors (Blushing Bride, Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz & Poppy Parade). I'm so sad to see them go. They have to be my favorite set of in-colors ever! Poppy Parade was my absolute favorite!
The deadline for this drawing will be Sunday, April 8th at midnight. I will use to decide the winner and will make the announcement on Monday morning.

Thanks so much for playing along and I hope you have a great day!